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Avoiding a Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Situation (Podcast)

Aug. 31, 2021, 9:16 PM

Since 2008, Britney Spears’ life has been controlled by a conservatorship. Renewed interest and public support for ending the conservatorship followed the release of a documentary film, Framing Britney Spears, which highlighted the efforts of the #FreeBritney movement.

But how did it come to this? What role can trusts and estates attorneys play in helping high net worth clients avoid ending up in Spears’ position?

Barbara Grayson, a partner with the firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, and Joshua Rubenstein, a partner at Katten, talk to us in this episode of On The Merits about what went wrong in the Spears case, the soft skills needed to be a trusts and estates attorney, and why Big Law has largely left that practice area.

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To contact the reporter on this story: David Schultz in Washington at dschultz@bloombergindustry.com

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